The US stock indices S&P 500 and Dow hit record highs at the close of trading on Tuesday for the fourth consecutive session, while the Federal Reserve (Fed) began a two-day meeting. Nasdaq, however, completed the decline.
The S&P 500 index rose 4.12 points, or 0.2%, to 2664.11 points.
The growth leaders were shares of the telecommunications sector and financial companies.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average added 118.77 points, or 0.5%, to 24504.8 points.
At the same time, the Nasdaq Composite fell 12.76 points, or 0.2%, to 6862.32 points, as stocks of semiconductor manufacturers fell in price.
The Philly Semiconductor Index fell 1% to 1233.18 points.
All three indices showed significant growth in 2017.
This was facilitated by factors such as the growth of the US economy, an increase in corporate profits, and the possibility that the administration of US President Donald Trump will carry out tax reform and take other business-friendly measures.
On Tuesday, a meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) began. The results of the meeting will be known at 22:00 Moscow time on Wednesday.
The announcement of the FOMC decision will be followed by a press conference by Fed Chairman Janet Yellen – the last before her resignation.
The US Federal Reserve raised the rate twice this year and is projected to do so for the third time this week.
The Fed is expected to recognize the strength of the economy by raising the rate by a quarter percentage point on Wednesday after the final meeting this year.
US Department of Labor data showed on Tuesday that producer prices in November rose 0.4% from the previous month. In annual terms, producer prices increased by 3.1%, this is the maximum growth since January 2012.